All in all, I did like the Filofax. The format was nice. But all things considered, it's not worth it to me to wrestle with a format that I can't buy things for in this city.
The binder worked really well. The rings are excellent quality, though riveted in place.
If Filofax wants to increase their market penetration into the USA, I have a few suggestions.
1) I love the Union Jack they did for England. Maybe a US flag?
2) Make the hole punches for these cheaper and more accessible.
3) Consider a few optional types of pages - a cheap photo insert would help a lot.